Jorge Soler Hit Two Long Home Runs for Double-A Tennessee

Sunday was a big day for several of the prospects in the Cubs’ system. Arismendy Alcantara hit his first home run in the majors, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant performed well in the Futures Game, and Baez hit a two-run homer. Billy McKinney went deep for Daytona, his first homer since the trade. And Jorge Soler recorded the first multi-homer game of his pro career.

Jorge Soler went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in the Smokies 14-8 victory over the Jacksonville Suns. Soler hit a two-run shot in the fifth and a three-run homer in the seventh.

Jorge Soler has been on a tear since he returned from the disabled list. Soler has started five of the seven games and has hit home runs in four of the five games he’s started since July 6. In 14 games for the Smokies this season, Soler is 20-for-47 with nine doubles, five home runs, six walks and 11 strikeouts. That is a .426/.491/.936 slash line with a 1.427 OPS.

PrintIn the seven games after he returned from the disabled list, Jorge Soler is 12-for-23 with two doubles, five home runs, three walks, six strikeouts and 10 RBI.

Smokies’ play-by-play man, Mick Gillispie reported the home runs that Soler hit Sunday traveled an estimated 420 feet and 440 feet.

The Cubs have days off planned for Jorge Soler in order to keep him healthy so he can put the hamstring injuries behind him and stay on the field. When he’s played this season, he’s produced at the plate.

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  • Pat Kolp

    Soler needs to come up to the ML level in September if he’s healthy for a cup of tea. He has no service clock since he all ready has a major league contract.

    • Tony_H

      Yes and no. Arbitration is not an issue, but he has a service clock and it will come into play when he hits FA as he won’t play next year in Chicago or at least not until mid-season at the most optimistic thought process. The Cubs will maintain control of him at least one season past his contract of 2020.

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  • Steve Baier

    Here’s hoping Soler can stay healthy, and stay on track. Showing some real promise right now!

  • Patrick_Schaefer

    Soler to AAA Schwarber to AA make it happen Jed Jason and Theo.

    • Denver Mike

      I expect Schwarber to get moved up to Daytona before the year is up, possibly for a playoff run similar to how Vogelbach was moved up last year. Assuming he is successful I think he is at AA and Soler at AAA to start next next year as you suggested.

    • BigJonLilJon

      I agree. Would like to have Soler, Baez, Bryant, All playing together in Iowa and ready for Wrigley next year.

      • JasonPen

        I would like to see them all in Iowa, and then get called up at the same time next year… Take the pressure off of them individually.

  • Patrick_Schaefer

    Neil you and Tom do an amazing job.
    Not trying to nit pick just trying to help on the 40 man page Kyle Hendricks hasn’t been added.

    • Neil

      Patrick, thank you for the reminder. It has been updated.